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Minimus is a 2-day competition consisting of three disciplines, swimming, running and riding. Points are awarded to competitors for their performance in each discipline. The overall winner is the competitor with the most points after all three disciplines. Participants must be U-12 on the 1st of January of the current year. However, new older Pony Club members may participate Hors Concours to gain valuable competition experience. Irish Pony Club D+ test standard is recommended for this competition.
The Minimus Championships are a team competition where members from branches form a team of three/four for the competition. Individual trophies are awarded to boys and girls for the best overall winners and the best in the disciplines of running and swimming.

Procedure for Dealing with Queries, Objections and Appeals at Competitions

  • Only a District Commissioner (DC) or his / her appointed representative may query the result of a competition at the Secretary’s tent. The Chairman of the Sub-Committee involved or the Chief Steward will explain / investigate any query or question brought to him/her.
  • Competitors, and / or their parents should not approach a Fence Steward to enquire about the marking of a fence.
  • If the DC or his / her representative is unhappy with the explanation they must make an Objection in writing and lodge a deposit of €30, not later than 30 minutes after provisional scores have been posted. Absolutely no queries on scores will be taken after this time. This will be strictly adhered to in order to have the scoring completed.
  • Queries and / or Objections will only be dealt with on the day of the competition. The formal Objection is dealt with by the Chief Steward and / or the Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
  • Each interested party must receive a fair hearing and be allowed the facility to properly state their case and present all the relevant facts.
  • All relevant witnesses must be heard. Judges, Course Designer/Builder and Stewards who were in the area may be able to give relevant evidence.
  • In the case of all formal objections the decision by the Chief Steward / Chairman of the Sub-Committee should be given in writing to the Organising Committee and copies to each interested party.

If the competitor and his / her District Commissioner are dissatisfied with the ruling of the Chief Steward / Chairman of the Sub-Committee on the objection – she / he has the right to Appeal.

Appeals at Competition

  • When the Appeals Committee is called they will first read the decision of the Chief Steward/Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
  • They then hear the appellant and his witnesses followed by other interested parties and other witnesses.
  • The Chief Steward/Chairman of the Sub-Committee and the Appeal Committee are entitled to take into account that which they have seen happen. Interested parties may be invited to comment on the facts before a decision is reached.
  • The decision of the Appeals Committee should be given in writing to the Organising Committee and copies to each interested party.
  • When a complaint has been adjudicated upon by the Appeals Committee, this decision is final and the matter is closed.
Irish Pony Club Minimus Championships - Re-scheduled

The Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Committee have made the difficult decision to postpone and provisionally reschedule the 2020 National Minimus Championships.

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Fun Minimus and Tetrathlon Training Dates for 2020

The following dates have been submitted by Branches for Minimus and Tetrathlon Training Days for 2020.

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North Kilkenny Winter Triathlon Running Order, Competition Numbers and Swim Details

The North Kilkenny Winter Triathlon will be held on Sunday 8th March in the Watershed, Kilkenny.

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Date and Venue for the Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships

The Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Committee are delighted to announce that the 2020 National Minimus Championships will be held in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June.

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Another Successful International Trip for the Irish Minimus Squad

Last weekend, ten Irish Minimus athletes travelled to Catterick in the UK, to represent Ireland at the North of England Tetrathlon - Minimus International Tetrathlon competition.

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Good Luck to the 2019 Irish Minimus Team

Ten Irish Pony Club Minimus members will travel to Catterick in the UK to compete at the North of England Tetrathlon - Minimus International Tetrathlon competition on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of June. 

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Feedback from the Johnson & Perrott Landrover National Minimus Championships 2019

Feedback is essential following an event to support and inform the reflection and evaluation of an event by the organisers. 

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Thank you from the Johnson & Perrott Minimus Championships Organising Committee

John Flood (Tetrathlon Chairman) and the Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the 2019 National Minimus Championships in the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet.

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Online Live Provisional Scores from the Johnson & Perrott National Minimus Championships

Good luck to everyone competing at this weekends Irish Pony Club Minimus Championships in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

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Johnson & Perrott Land Rover Minimus Championships 2019 - Course Map

Please click on the following link to download a pdf of the course map for the 2019 Irish Pony Club Minimus Championships.

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